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CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
mentioned the defense budget. host: you are the perfect first phone call, that is what we are focusing on today on "the washington journal." for the whole part of the show we will be talking about defense, sequestration, and what it means for the pentagon. we will develop the entire show to that discussion. stay with us for the rest of it. "the washington post" reports on military contracts. it says here "over 250 contracts with a combined value of $21 billion, a 44% drop from october." it shows here the top five contracts in november by value. boeing was at the top of the list with a $4 billion contract for the air force. delta dental got a $6.2 billion contract for retiree coverage. then that is followed by battle space. those are some of the top defense contracts in november. that overall no. 4 defense contracts is down 44%. republican line, alaska -- arkansas? where are you from? caller: hold aligned. off a cliff. the fiscal cliff goes. take the pension away from the politicians that gave us in this place. host: what does that solve? caller: give us back our country. pioneers, thos
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
nuclear program. part of an event recently hosted by the foundation for defense of democracy here in washington d.c. this is just over 40 minutes. >> great. thanks very much, david. thank you to all of you. thank you, senator casey. grateful for your remarks and service. we are going to do a topic that is going to sound technical, non-proliferation policy in the wake of the arab spring, but i want to put this to some human terms. this is the sum of all of your panel. i spent the entire night last night time to think of a way to do this and entertaining and humorous way. there is no such a way. this is about weapons of mass destruction in the middle east. it is a serious topic, and we have very serious experts. people who are the leading rights in non-proliferation. joe had the privilege of spending a year working with in a project on the lease nonproliferation, and we're going to have a very detailed report that we will be issuing in january. well over 100 pages already. very specific recommendations on how to deal with this grave threat. we have talked about the iranian nucle
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 11:30pm EST
. >> referee: illegal contact. defense number 38. five yard penalty. automatic first down. >> cris: definitely contact. just a matter of who ran into whom. there you go. just one on one as it's been a lot of the time. almost looked like it was sort of a relaxed moment there. he used calvin to bounce off of him and make that turn and that flag. >> al: now from the 48. bell. to the 43 yard line. tackled by brad jones. the clock at 50 seconds. 15 more yards, then try the onside kick. stafford going deep, and it's kicked away, incomplete. williams on the other side of the field this time. helping to guard scheffler. third down. >> cris: they've got a lot of big guys on the field right now, but they just don't have that dynamic player that we're used to seeing with detroit. he can work quickly in there. titus young should be a factor. a lot of big tight bodies out there now. maybe a good shot for a hail mary. >> al: you just mentioned the guys who will be two, three and four on your receiver depth chart behind calvin johnson. third and two. over the middle. taking it to the 35 yard line is bell. fi
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:35am EST
, including defense, which accounts for 20% of the budget. but defense is not really seem to be on the table. in terms of widely discussed solutions or strategies. instead, we confront sequestration, a thoroughly bad idea for getting your defense budget or any other budget -- unless we take action, we could face a fiscal crisis that forces cuts to our military priorities, at deep and arbitrary cuts that are not coherent nor prioritized. the question is, can we, and how do we achieve savings? to improve our fiscal outlook will meeting and national security needs. to " admiral mullen again, he said that the pentagon budget was basically double in the last decade. in a doubling we have lost the ability to prioritize, to make hard decisions, to do tough analysis, to make trades. we also need a review of our defense strategy that makes it sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the foundation has funded two efforts along these lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year, we find it a project by
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
. they concerned what could happen to him. the president and defense secretary issued condolences when they heard of the death of the seal member. >> they knew they were putting their lives on the line to free a fellow american from the enemy's grip and put the safe of another enemy ahead of their own as they always do. >>shepard: explosive but unconfirmed allegations from snowed syria today. the activists are saying the assad regime has already used some of the chemical weapons. that is according to the reporting of the arab news site. the state department spokeswoman cannot confirm it. syrian activists posted video on the interpret claiming to show destruction caused by the chemical weapons. we cannot confirm that. over the weekend the regime told the u.n. it would not use those weapons on civilians. officials say syria is suspected of having the third largest stockpile of chemical weapons after the united states and russia. the situation is just one topic being discussed by world leaders and a meeting of the foreign ministers, 40,000 men and women and children have recorded killed in syria dur
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
the court sunday. >> jerry brown, i'm trying to deal with the stuff. >> police say the defensive lineman was driving drunk and lost control of his 2007 mercedes killing brown who was a passenger in the car. brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter. hours before his release, an emotional dallas cowboys team took the field in cincinnati. >> something that's difficult to deal with. people will deal with it in different ways. you just have to stay together as football team, as a family and as friends and teammates. >> shannon sharpe, brent's actions changed the lives of two people forever. >> jerry brown, his family will never be able to talk to him and see the young man again. he's probably cost himself an nfl career and some time in the penitentiary. >> in 2009, he pleaded guilty to dui. one former coach says the nfl needs stronger punishments to deter drunk driving. >> only hammer you have is playing time. there should ab automatic two game suspension in the first dui. >> if convicted, he faces a minimum of two years behind bars. >> brent's attorney claims the client's bond is exce
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
to last year i think'm a lot more offense than what defenses are doing. offense has a lot of volume and that's something that takes a lot of time. >>vera o impressions going in to an envirment lik that? it's tom brady. you know you're ing to have to g your a-game especially on the defensive side. we're looking forward to it. we've been playin great football on the defensive side. the challenge. >> plenty of fireworks for the seahawks while hosting arizona, 1st quarter, oakland native and former cal star. lynch had three touchdowns in the game today. the seahawks' defense was the sto they forced eight turnovers and they had twe nse touchdowns. erman had that one and seatt wins -- u ready? 58-0 you cannote serious. th49s and seahawks both winning, san francisco's lead in thefc west remains 1 and a hal games. there are three games left in the season. the 49ers are going to be in seattle inwoks. wee >>> cys playing aay after teamte jerry brown was killed in a car accident with josh brent. tony romo to dez bryt. 27-yard score. dallas down 19-r seconds left. bailey just for the win. ye
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 11:15pm EST
a lot of confidence in him. he has a strong arm, knows the playbook as well and knows the defense with the coaches and quarterbacks. he has a live arm. it's no real drop off. kirk just can't run as fast, but he reads defenses, sits in the pocket and throws. >> throughout the week griffin's knee will be monitored to see if he can get next sunday to visit the cleveland browns. our lindsay murphy with more on the play that hushed the crowd. >> reporter: the redskins' fourth win in a row now clouded by an injury to their star quarterback robert griffin, iii. he has said all along he would lay his body on the line if he needed to make a play. he did today. with less than two minutes left in the game skins down eight and driving, griffin scrambles, picks up 13 yards before going down. the damage would come on the last hit, his right knee buckled and it looked worse than it was. x-rays and mri results came back negative. he has a sprained knee, but still a scary moment for the skins' star qb. >> i knew as soon as i got screamed like a man, of course, but i knew it hurt really bad, but l
NBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:50am EST
. >> and the defense attacked what the pastor told him about kathy's death. they suggested she made up that story for money. they called harry smith to the stand. smith described a conversation he said he had with stacy before she went missing. >> she said could we get more money out of drew if we tell the court how he killed kathy. >> all it did was give jurors another opportunity to give damning information. >> it was shocking to a lot of people that harry smith took the stand. but on balance what he had to say was so damaging if believed that it seemed he helped the state more than the defense. >> still, the defense argued that if you look at the facts of the case, there is only one conclusion. it could not have been a murder. >> i think that the evidence was clear that this was an accident. she slipped in the tub. she sustained a severe injury to the back of her head. >> drew peterson's lawyers asked to concentrate on physical evidence from the bathroom. they called medical experts who testified it was a slip and fall, a routine accident in a dangerous place. a slippery bathtub. >> if you loo
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
. syria apparently mixing chemical weapons. the foundation for defense of democracy joins us here in moments. the unemployment rate drops. so did the number of workers in the labour force. we will be taakingbout this economy and what washington is trying to do to it and us next trying to do to it and us next with peter wallace and. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials. yep, there i am with flo. hoo-hoo! watch it! [chuckles] anyhoo, 3 million people switched to me last year, saving an average of $475. yeah, i'm kind of a big deal. [sigh] it fe
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
of two boldin td grabs on the days. big defensive stop in the late 3rd quarr. ravens in redskins quarter. ryan kerrigan provides the pressure. 21-20, ravens up less than five minutes to go. baltimore caps a drive. ravens take an eight-point lead, not looking good for burgundy and gold but as always, a chance with rg3. under two minutes, griffin takes off and he's smashed by and he's peeled off the grass. after a second look this is not the way the human body was created to bend, the bending knee the wrong way. again no major ligament damage. it's a knee sprain. briefly leaves the game, comes back in and hooks up with pierre garcon for gain of 22. down to the baltimore 16-yard line. they're moving the chain, but the pain is a little too much. so mike shanahan says it's better if you come out. let's put kirk cousins in for the final few plays. cousins doesn't miss a beat. 29 seconds left, pumps and fires, pierre garcon, i see you, front of the end zone, the touchdown. redskins pull within two, but the game comes down to this two- point conversion. cousins runs the quarterback draw in from
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
she suffered. the foundation for defense of democracy is held this discussion. it is about an hour. >> good morning, it is a very interesting panel so i want to get quickly into questions. i want to quickly set the stage -- i don't need to tell anyone in this room about the death of the problem of human rights abuses in iran. i would just read briefly from the report that the u.n. special wrote and file to the u.n. general assembly in september of 2011 when there was a pattern of systemic violations of human rights. iran has refused access to the united nations special representative on human rights. in september, 2011, the un secretary-general submitted a report to the general assembly in which he said he was "deeply troubled by reports of increased numbers of executions, amputations, arbitrary arrests and detentions, unfair trials, torture, and ill treatment and bemoaned the crackdown on human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, and opposite -- and opposition activists." one example from the week's news -- there was what qualifies in iran as a some good news -- a well-known h
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
appears increasingly on the defensive against rebel forces which according to israel's ambassador to the u.s. include a growing number of radical islamist. >> the jihadi presence is big and getting bigger. and the longer the conflict goes on there, the bigger it will get. >> the jihadies are an offshoot of al qaeda in iraq which ones fought a no holds bar battle against american troops. according to jeffrey white a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they give the rebels a combat edge. they are quite willing to die, and they fight on all key fronts. they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: with the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases like this where chemical weapons are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last ditch attempt to save itself, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. worst-case scenarios are threatening to b
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
defensive. it includes a global number of radical islamists. >> the jihadees are getting big and bigger. the longer the conflict goes on, the bigger it will get. >> reporter: the gee ha des are an offshoot of al qaedas in iraq. according to jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they are -- they give the rebels a combat edge. they're quite willing to die, they fight on all key fronts, they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: but the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases like there where chemical weapons are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last-ditch attempt to save themselves, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. worst-case scenarios are threatening to become reality. >> it's not going to be a clean outcome in the best of circumstances, and now it will be chaotic and messing. >> reporter: the u.s.
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 10:00am PST
's been damaged by people -- by all of these hits she's had to endure without having the full defense that you would have if you were a nominee? plus, the fact that this would open a whole benghazi investigation. >> as you know, andrea, there is a commission that's reporting soon to the secretary of state on benghazi, but, as you know, once a nominee is named, you basically go into a very silent period, so if either ambassador rice or senator kerry were nominated, they would have to go into a very quiet period, and until the actual hearing took place, which probably wouldn't take place in january anyway, there would be no comment, no visibility by either one of them. i don't think that's so much of an issue because neither one of them would be out there doing some defense of themselves or some arguments against them. it would allow the chattering class to let loose once either one of them is nominated with the pluses and minuses of either one of them, but as far as their own individual involvement, they wouldn't be able to be visible to the actual hearing anyways. >> and speaking of t
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
the brotherhoo syria apparently mixing chemical weapons. the foundation for defense of democracy joins us here in ments. the unemloyment rate drops. so did the number of workers in the labour force. we will be taaking about this economy and what washington is trying to do to it and us next trying to do to it and us next with peter wallace and. ♪ music body language-- without saying a word, it can tell you so much. like someone is having a stroke... know the sudden signs. learn f.a.s.t. f- face drooping a-arm weakness s- speech difficul t- time, time to call 911 immediately. the sooner they get to the hospital, the sooner they'll get treatment, and that can make a remarkable difference in their recovery. learn the body language, the suddenigns, and spot a stroke f.a.s.t. i can tell you that childhood is a magical time. but for children with diabetes, life is not quite so carefree. the barbara davis center for childhood diabetes is fighting hard to find a cure. know the signs: irritability, excessive urination, weight loss. if you havany of these signs, please call your doctor. early detection
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
strong and free. defense secretary leon panetta also said in a statement, i was deeply saddened to learn a u.s. service member was killed in the operation. i want to extend my condolences to his family, teammates and friends. to had fallen hero and our special operators americans seed highest ideals of citizenship and service and the torch of freedom burns brighter because of them. bill: reminder again of the great sacrifice from so many. steve centanni, thank you. martha. >> reporter: you bet. martha: also in the fight against terror a big blow to al qaeda, its second-in-command killed in a drone strike. pakistani intelligence officials say abu saiid kuwaiti was killed. and he was presented as a religious scholar for the group. he was promoted second-in-command earlier this year. >>> back to the economy now, china apparently going on an american spending spree. a chinese company agreed to buy a big chunk of insurance giant aig for more than $4 billion after the company got a huge bailout during the u.s. financial crisis. that is not the only bargain that china is picking up from u.s. ta
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
, one of the world's largest defense contractors, is currently facing serious bribery allegations. public prosecutors believe bribes may have figured in the sale of eurofighter jets to the austrian government. britain has had its share of corruption allegations reaching beyond the defense industry. but one and a half years ago the british government launched the bribery act, billed as one of the toughest anti-corruption laws to date. we take a look at what impact it has made so far. >> corruption is everywhere -- including in britain. but now the law is coming down hard on it. the country's bribery act makes companies liable for acts of corruption by employees -- whether at home or abroad. >> businesses are having to do more investigations. because they have to be able to demonstrate that they are taking these allegations seriously. so if a regulator is to knock on the door, maybe the financial services authority or the serious fraud office, they can demonstrate that not only have they put controls in place, but when theyve had suspicion of bribery and corruption that theyve inves
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm PST
for when she meets the french defense minister -- sima samar has a concrete request for when she meets the french defense minister, thomas de maiziere. she is calling for the international community not abandon with -- abandon afghanistan as they withdraw their troops. according to samar, the first steps have been made to introducing democracy and women's rights to the afghan people. >> the german government has export -- has expelled people from the syrian embassy, part of a move to -- >> syria pass -- syria's ambassador was expelled in may. they believe the regime may soon collapse. germany has yet to recognize the opposition national coalition as the sole legitimate recognition -- representative of the syrian people. the political unrest in egypt is showing no signs of dying down. egyptian president mohamed morsi has given the military order to maintain security and protect the state institutions in the run-up to the referendum on a new constitution. the army has also been given the power of arrest. >> this comes as the country braces for more mass protests by all of it -- by opposi
NBC
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
, but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta and barack obama. he gave his life for his fellow americans and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that makes our nation strong, safe, and free. his sacrifice has not been lost on the doctor's family, who offered their condolences and thank him for his bravery and for the bravery of his teammates. >> if the fiscal cliff budget talks fail to produce a deal, more than 2 million will lose their jobs after christmas. it would affect those who have been out of work more than six months. and another 1 million people will lose benefits during the three months at the beginning of 2013. president obama has announced he is committed to extending jobless benefits for another year. the governor has -- the government has spent $520 billion on unemployment extensions since 2008. many republicans do not support extending benefits without cutting other costs. and marilyn couples need not worry. attorney-general doug danziger said even if the high court comes down
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
. this loss it had to do with the defense. a lot of people were wondering -- it was the defense that was unpayable to keep the redskins out of the end zone. all john harbaugh would let on is there was something he didn't feel like the team could take that next step and that's why they felt they had to make moves to go to jim caldwell. here's what john har bop and the new owe tensive coordinator had to say a short time ago. >> cam's been in there battling. he's been a member of the team. at this time the move is made to give us a chance to be the best we can be and that's not to say anybody can't do it but it's an opportunity to try to get this thing going and become the best offense and best team we could be. it's best for the team at this time. >> i had an student to talk to them and make them understand what we're trying to do is get bet are. that's difficult task, obviously, trying to get that done in this league but that's what we're shooting for. >> reporter: yes, jim caldwell was talking about when he was speaking with the players after being named the offensive coordinato
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
to the dallas cowboys defensive linemen. released from jail after posting a half million dollar bond. he was drunk at the wheel when his car crashed early yesterday, killing jerry brown, his teammate and passenger in that car. he said he is devastated filled with grief and grief stricken for his family and friends and all those blessed enough to have known him. i will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life. the cowboy's quarterback talked about the crash today. >> i did some things that are very difficult to deal with. people will deal with it in different ways and you just need to stay together as a football team, as a family, and a friend and a teammate. >> they plan to hold a memorial for jerry brown on tuesday. >>> a convenience store is robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight today. two employees were inside the southwest d.c. time at that time. showing us the surveillance tape and report that you'll only see here on 9. >> so he told you to get down on the ground like that? >> yeah. >> and you're thinking that you're going to get shot? >> yeah. >> rep
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
to be the strongest army in the arab world. >> more so than the israeli defense force? >> in the arab world. that was the toughest opposition. >> is this a name that i need to know? nusra front? the reason i say that is because there is this report that this is an extraordinarily small, but strong fighting force among the opposition members and they were born of al-qaeda. >> this is a fascinating story. what you're realizing is as the conflict in syria goes on, the most radical elements, the strongest tend to be islamic fundamentalists and to be jihadis and this group, small but tough, is affiliated with al-qaeda. to my mind, it makes the point that the administration has been trying to make throughout. we've got to be very careful before we start supporting various groups within syria who happen to be opposition to assad. if we find ourselves funding them or giving them weapons, a group like this, you could very easily imagine five, ten years later, the same weapons we sell them or give them would be used against us in a terrorist attack. >> it happened in afghanistan and it seems innocuou
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
in a statement sunday about petty officer check. he gave his life for his fellow americans. defense secretary leon panetta added they put the safety of another american ahead of their own. the family of dr. joseph issued a statement tonight extenting their condolences to the family of navy seal petty officer nicolas check. they said they could not be more grateful for his sacrifice. bret? >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. still ahead. getting hot under the collar over solar industry profits. first, assume the republicans and the democrats strike a fiscal cliff deal. what happens then? many of my patients still clean their dentures with toothpaste. but they have to use special care in keeping the denture clean. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ ma
Current
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
court took has to do with the defense of marriage act signed by bill clinton shamefully in 1996, which defines marriage under federal law as one man/one woman. but since then, there has been an amazing turnaround in public attitude and public acceptance of same-sex marriage. remember just a few years ago, there were, like 10 or 11 constitutional amendments up in the same year inch 10 or 11 states put on there by right-wingers who were using that as a way of deriving conservative -- driving conservatives to the polls. it was when george bush first ran, they could get the him elected overall gore or whatever. but did he have a huge success for the same-sachsey -- anti-same-sex marriage people. there are nine states which allow recognized same-sex marriage, massachusetts, iowa, vermont, new york, connecticut, new hampshire. i think hawaii is on that list too. one, two, three, four, five. and the district of columbia plus the state of this year just added, maryland and washington plus, remember the president of the united states himself, who used
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
children. she was only 43. a republican on the short list of secretary of defense. nebraska senator chuck hagel considered to replace panet a. he opposed with the iraq surge and traveled with then candidate obama on a trip. he called for a slow and painful death for soldiers and american familis and psy still performed for the president. ♪ ♪ >> gretchen: he gained fame for the christmas in washington special. many are outraged like the mothers of the navy seals. >> performing for the president is disgusting. how do we choose those role models. he should be on a terrorist watch list. it is disgusting to me. >> gretchen: that mother's son mark allenley lee was the first navy seal killed in iraq. it is interesting when you find out things about people when they are famous. that dance craze took over the world. >> steve: i am surprised mr. psy didn't say let me explain what i was talking about. >> gretchen: he did apologize. >> steve: but nonetheless they didn't pull the plug. >> brian: kill their daughters and kill them slowlyy and smash the model of the american tank and called for our
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
jail cell. a today's hearing is focusing on a number of different motions including one by the defense asking for sanctions against the prosecution. we have a crew at the courthouse. we'll bring you that news as it comes in. first right now brand new stories and breaking news. jon: a controversial plan to send american-made tanks and fighter jets to egypt at a time of growing protests and dangerous unrest there. what that could mean for an already unstable region. >>> parts of the nation dealing with blizzard-like conditions. heavy snow and plummeting temperatures. meteorologist maria molina will bring you the forecast. >>> a little girl once on the verge of losing her battle with lukemia is now in full remission. we'll tell you what doctors did that the could change the disease forever. it is all "happening now." jon: we begin with some sad news today. a u.s. navy seal killed during the daring rescue of an american held captive in the heart of afghanistan. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. when we talk about the american captive, we have a picture of the doctor whose l
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
the president, secretary of defense panetta, and others focusing on what happens if assad uses the weapons. >> see, these lines become sort of pink lines. you know, they're not drawn with, you know, a fine pencil. and they move around a little. >> reporter: military options for striking syria spell out the case for why an attack might be called for. u.s. officials say there are multiple reports, more than just satellite imagery, confirming the aerial bombs. the regime is getting more desperate in recent days as fighting has raged around damascus leading to worries al asad could order a deadly strike that could kill thousands. and unlike iraq before the u.s. war, syria's chemical weapons program is openly acknowledged by that government. >> these weapons are meant to be used only and strictly in the event of external aggression against the syrian republic. >> reporter: but the president will also be warned of the risks. civilians could be killed by a deadly release of gas if the sarin isn't all destroyed. syrian air defenses could bring down u.s. pilots if fighter jets are used. the regime
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
of those cases, one involving the defensive marriage act is silent on the other which takes on california's prop 8. according to politico, the court's decision to take the case puts pressure on the president saying, quote, obama never rejected the notion that the u.s. constitution could protect the right of gays and lesbians to marry but repeated description of the issue of one best handled by the states seems to undercut the idea that the supreme court should declare a federal right to same-sex marriage. joining me is former white house adviser to president obama. also, quoted multiple times in this particular article i was referencing, richard. thank you for joining me. in the article they quote you as saying i think the federalizes the issue much more quickly than the white house would have liked and may force them to take a position earlier than they would have liked. >> right. well, we remember back it was just last may when president obama said that he personally supported the right of americans, same-sex couples, to marry. that was a huge deal. first time a president had everyone d
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
and 40 states, and they will resolve, i suspect the defense of marriage act case narrowly, only one section is actually an issue, section 3, in california they'll make a decision that might uphold the appellate court and keep it limited to california and i believe the court doesn't want to be, you know, overturning arrangements, throughout the country, something so delicate as this. they learned the lesson that that is not the right role for the supreme court. >> chris: let's talk about that. a lot of people make the comparison, to 1973. roe vs. wade. because, what is so interesting is that, public attitudes on same sex marriage changed dramatically. let's put up the map. 37 states, either by law or in their excuses, now ban same sex marriages, but, they are legal in 9 states, as well as the nation's capitol, washington, d.c. and a new poll, 40% approve same sex marriage and 30% support legal unions and 24% say same sex couples should not be allowed to enter into any such union and now we have president, kirsten, who came out in favor of same sex marriage and wants to leave it as a
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
hospitalized. he is doing very well according to south africa's defense minister. >> here he is at his home several years ago. he has been in the hospital for three days. he is undergoing medical tests. she would not elaborate. statements say that he "is in good hands." it has been two weeks since fighting ended between israel and hamas that lie in the gaza strip is still far from normal. by some estimates it will cost as much as $1.5 million to rebuild homes and workplaces. the government says it does not yet know where it will get the money. officials are hoping that other countries will step in to help. >> unbelievable destruction. it is difficult to look at. the weather is pretty tolerable today. >> other than the fog. it is one of those warnings that is hard to get up. >> it is so -- morning's that is so hard to get up. >> it is so dreary. this is a good camera from oakdale high school. you can see how overcast it was. we have a live picture to show you from fairfax. this is a blue sky. a little bit of sunshine trying to break up. it will destabilize the atmosphere and helped to trigge
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
. you have a defense that you have a bleeding defense sector stock. that will obviously be impacted greatly depending on what happens. if you look at lockheed martin over the last six-eight weeks, it really has held its own. it is trading in a fairly narrow range. it is trending near its all-time high. maybe a barometer of what they happen to some of these stocks depending on the fiscal cliff. maybe things will not be so bad. on the other hand, now you have a stock in a completely separate sector. locate gap stores. all of a sudden end of last week, we saw this huge drop. the stock down about 15%. liz: what is it about gap at this point? >> >> it has been on such a great rally. i think there is some sentiment that because they did not announce any sort of forward diviiend that some of the investors are disappointed. with this thursday coming out with november retail sales data, people are thinking it is maybe not so good much like people are saying at apple that people are taking money off the table, that may be the same story with gap. liz: one story that may very relate is john wo
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 12:00am PST
into place in january. that will be devastating to our military. that is based on secretary of defense and his comments. i had the army chief of staff in my office a week or so ago telling me they are look to go cut 80,000 people out of the active duty army beginning now. that is before these massive cuts come through. i think they will see the harmful effects over the next decade. >> in a word do you think we avert the train reck? are we getting a front row seat and watch it happen? >> we want to you get an agreement we want to you work it out. >> we don't want you to throw our principals into the train. as you mentioned we have passed the proposal that would stop the defense cuts that would stop the tax rates from going up. we passed something the president asked and i think we are willing to go over the cliff. we are willing to work to try to get the agreement. in the process we don't want to throw the fundamental principles out the window. i think we firmed it as well. >> thanks for being with us. always a pleasure. >> she was one of america's darlings when she captured the imagina
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
's strategic defense initiative brought them to the negotiating tabling the e.u. was not alive, it was not a political union. >>neil: given the trend and how they hand out the awards the common theme seems to be bash america, sort of like sally field accepting it for, i don't know, jane fonda, his theme has been europe is in the pickle because of the united states, but this is a prevailing view that the european union is facing their problems because of the united states. they cannot be serious. >>guest: no, i quite agree and basically, norway, which gives the thing, it is very political, norway is not even in the european union but they are next door to this whole number which is a growing totalitarian state. it failed to give peace over kosovo and it has given its people massive borrowing and not they have over borrowed and the recommendation is alwaysst either and now you have rioting and forces for secession to break up the european union. it is a massive totalitarian state, grabbing power, and it gives its parliament elections but in power, and it does not like disagreemen
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
. it was a daring operation by a team of special forces who freed him. but a short time ago, defense secretary pennetta with a statement saying the team put the safety of another american ahead of their own. abc's muhammad lila with the story of the rescue in eastern afghanistan. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. a joint american and afghan special forces raid to rescue this man. dilip joseph, an american doctor working for a colorado-based charity, morningstar development. >> this is a team that has lots of training on hostage rescues. but until you get in there and actually do it, you never know what you are actually going to find. >> reporter: here's how it all went down. on wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic in a remote province when they were kidnapped at a check point along a highway by armed militants. they were then taken to a mountainous region along the pakistan border. the afghan captives were eventually released but joseph wasn't. spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's lif
KRON
Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm PST
. justices will also hear a related case concerning the defense of marriage act. kron 4's dan kerman takes a look at what this all means. >> i now declare you spouses for life. >> same-sex couples will have to wait a little bit longer to tie the knot in california at the u.s. supreme court to review proposition 8, the voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage means legal briefs will be filed in the case will be argued early next year. >> is one simple question does that constitute permit same-sex marriage port equal protection for everyone? for equal protection or not. >> uc hastings law professor laurie hastings saying that they are reviewing proposition 8 and the defense of act is significant because of wor--rory.. >> they are granting to cases and alone for every possible question. >> many people watching supreme court that kennedy could be the vote deciding factor but roberts could be the pivotal vote. >> chief justice's tend to look for history. where will their position be? robert proved this in the health- care he was the deciding vote that helped sell the mandate. and he will go d
CW
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm CST
the weekend. defensive lineman josh brent was released on half a million dollars bond yesterday. authorities say he was speeding on saturday, when he hit a curb. the vehicle then flipped over and caught fire. cowboys linebacker jerry brown was killed. brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter. brent and brown formed a lasting friendship when they played together at the university of illinois. back in 2-thousand-9, brent also served a 60 day sentence for a d-u-i in champaign. investigators are looking into the cause of a plane crash that killed a mexican-american singer in northern mexico. jenni rivera and at least four- others were killed when their jet crased into a mountainous area, just minutes after take- off yesterday morning. rivera was known for singing traditional mexican ballads. she was also a judge on a reality-singing show in in mexico. rivera's make-up artist publicist and two pilots were on also on board the plane. officials say the plane was built in 19-69 and had malfunctioned once before in 2- thousand-5. jenni rivera was 42 years old. two australian radio d-j's coul
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
sunday in a row it's death making news. dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brent says he is just trying to deal with the death of his teammate and very best friend jerry brown. brent was released from jail after posting a half a million dollars bond. brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident early saturday that killed his friend brown. >>> investigators believe they located a popular mexican american singer that wasreported missing. jenny rivera and 6 others were on a jet after taking off from mexico this morning. she put on a concert in mexico city and the wreckage of a small plane was located in the northern state and there were no survivors. she was the judge on the voice mexico show and had a popular reality show on telemundo. mexican transportation officials say everything points to the wreckage being the plane that was carrying the singer. >>> same sex couples crowded city hall in seattle to walk down the aisle and say i do this morning. the wait is over for same sex couples there. hundreds of gay and lesbian couples who picked up their marriage licens
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
to try to fix these problems on revenues, on social security, on medicare, on spending, on defense. and there are going to be different opinions about how we do it. and the truth is, there are going to be really hard choices, and people are not going to be able to all, um, have everything they want as we work as a country to try to dig ourselves out of a fiscal hole. so i'm actually not at all surprised, um, that people are concerned and worried about the choices as we're just trying to figure them out, but i am disappointed that when people are come anything good faith to try to have a real policy discussion about how to do it, that we're not able to. so that, i think, is going to be the kinds of challenges we have as we try to do what the campaign is doing, which is create a big table where we can have that discussion. i think senator portman was incredibly generous to say he looks forward to meeting with his constituents, and i would now like to invite him -- if you're willing to, senator -- to come up and can talk about some of the policies you wanted to talk about. [applause]
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